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Languedoc Walk

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September 27 to October 8, 2022

Join Ed Steidle, a scholar of the literature and art of medieval and Renaissance Europe, and trail expert Peter Watson on this walk through the former province of Languedoc from Southwest France to Catalunya in Spain.

Non, je ne regrette rien. Indulge in regional dishes such as cassoulet accompanied by some of the famous local wines from the Languedoc; thanks to our walks, we need not regret a single mouthful! Sitting pretty. Explore the Albigensian bastides, medieval villages perched along the cliffs overlooking the Aveyron River. Pardon my French. Learn the extraordinary history of the people of the Languedoc and the Cathar heretics, driven from their homes by French troops and the Inquisition. Castles in the air. Visit some of the spectacularly situated, impregnable mountain strongholds built by the Cathars and reputed to hold hidden treasure. Walks of art. Take in the scenery that inspired renowned painters such as Albi-born Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and a young Pablo Picasso, who spent a summer in the shadow of the great Serra del Cadí.

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$9,995 per person, double occupancy


Ed Steidle
Continuing Studies

Dr. Steidle's background is in comparative literature and medieval literature, and he teaches on the arts and literatures of Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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A $1,000-per-person deposit is required to reserve space


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